Counterfeit Leopold Warning!!!!!

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Vermonster, Jun 22, 2007.

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  1. Vermonster

    Don't see it posted anywhere, but here goes......

    Counterfeit Leupold Riflescope Warning
    Leupold® is issuing a customer alert to purchasers of products, particularly via Internet sales, in regards to bogus Leupold products that are apparently being illegally imported from the People’s Republic of China. These products bear many of the marks and trade dress of current Leupold & Stevens riflescopes making them very hard to distinguish externally from authentic Leupold products.
    In recent months, counterfeited Leupold Mark 4® riflescopes have begun to arrive with increasing regularity at the firm’s Beaverton, Oregon, headquarters for service. These products are not manufactured by Leupold and are not covered by the Leupold Full Lifetime Guarantee.
    Leupold employs serial number tracking for all its riflescopes, so if a customer finds a scope that is suspect, he or she can simply write down the serial number and call 1-800-LEUPOLD to confirm if it is indeed authentic.
    In general, most of the scopes appear to originate from Hong Kong (People’s Republic of China), and have “Leupold Mark 4” laser engraved on the bottom of the turret in a silver etch, while the black ring on the objective is etched in white and does not include the name “Leupold.” The scopes also do not bear the Leupold medallion, a mark all Leupold scopes will always possess. An authentic Mark 4 riflescope will always be engraved black on black and have the name “Leupold” engraved on the black ring.
    Identifying Marks
    · Adjustments
    · Objective
    · Bottom of Turret<!-- / message --><!-- sig -->
  2. Fresh One

    Gotta love China.
  3. Radoncrazy

    What is the world coming to when an American Company will not due warrantly work on a product that they never produced?:rofl:
  4. spectr17

    Tip of the iceberg now. As soon as Mexico opens the new ports for for imports into the USA to get around Long Beach we're going to be flooded with cheap knockoff gear.

    Once Hong Kong and the Chinese figure out how to put the right logos on the item in the right places it's going to get harder to tell the difference for the average Joe.
  5. Fresh One

    Its easy. The USA govt bans imports from China. Fuck em. Didn't that bad dog food additive come from there as well?
  6. Marcus

    Brent, you'd have to get rid of your GHG dekes, they are all made in China nowadays.....
  7. Fresh One

    Somebody else would start making them. I'm sure our friends to the south would love to have all of China's business.